Sallie Walter Williams, 82, died peacefully on June 26, 2011, after suffering a massive stroke a few days earlier. Williams was a long time president of the Greenwich Choral Society and served on the board of the Greenwich Arts Council. She and her husband C. Webb Williams who survives her were winners of the Joan M. Warburg Award for their longtime commitment to the Greenwich arts community
Until recently Williams was a long-term resident of Riverside. She embodied the parting advice she frequently gave to her children Clement, Elizabeth and J. Walter Williams to "be kind and wise." She was a generous, inclusive and elegant person, thoughtful, modest and practical. Her approach was considered and her manner could be reserved but those who knew her loved her sometimes nutty humor and animated warmth.
Williams was born on Feb. 24, 1929 to Helmuth Wilhelm Walter and Elin Bernadine Walter in Bethlehem, Pa. She was proud of her German/Swedish roots and grateful to her parents for the quality education they provided for her at Moravian Preparatory School, now Moravian Academy, and later at Wellesley College where she followed her beloved sister, Carolyn, graduating with a degree in Art History. Earlier this June, she joined her classmates to celebrate their 60th class reunion at Wellesley.
Williams met her husband, Webb, at age 6 when they were first graders at Moravian Prep. Webb's family moved when the two were teens but their lives remained intertwined. They courted in college and were married in Bethlehem, Pa. on April 26, 1952. At the time of her passing, the couple had celebrated 59 years of a steadfast and loving, shoulder to shoulder married partnership.
They started their life together at Camp Gordon, Ga. where her husband, Webb was on active duty and then on to Madison, Wis. while Webb got his graduate degree in finance. After a few years in Manhattan where Webb started his career at Exxon and then in New Rochelle, the couple settled in Old Greenwich from 1958-63 at which time they moved to London with their three small children. This three year adventure was a highlight of their early adulthood and they remembered the time very fondly.
In 1966, the couple returned to Riverside where they lived for 45 years. During these years, a major passion aside from her family was the Greenwich Choral Society (GCS). She was intimately involved with the group for many years including serving as the president. As president, she shepherded the group through a transformative time. While with GCS, she collaborated closely with Richard Vogt who became the Music Director. She loved the creative and varied programs he conceived and enjoyed the challenge of learning new and difficult music. Together they lead the group into many new adventures such the group's first participation in the England's Aldeburgh Festival. Despite her long tenure in the leadership role, she often remarked her favorite job was as Registrar because it gave her the chance to get to know all the choristers.
Williams and her husband were longstanding members of the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich, recently being honored for their 50 years of membership. She was a gracious and inclusive hostess, entertaining friends and remembered for having wonderful Christmas Eve parties where she welcomed First Church's visiting singers and musicians and friends with her Swedish meatballs, tomato aspic and open arms.
In 2002, Williams and her husband received the Joan M. Warburg Award including her service on the board of the Greenwich Arts Council. Additionally, she gave 20-plus years of service volunteering with The Corporate Angel Network (CAN) which worked to get cancer patients to specialized treatment centers via space available in corporate planes.
Williams personally wrote thousands of individual thank you notes and was with the organization when they celebrated 20,000 flights. The necklace she was given by CAN upon her retirement remained one of her most cherished personal affects and she wore it often.
She also led the docents at the Stamford branch of the Whitney Museum in Stamford. More recently, she was very actively involved with the Greenwich Library's Oral History Project. She enjoyed interviewing residents to help preserve the story of the building of Greenwich and made a major contribution to the series on the Bruce Museum.
Above all, she appreciated what she had in life. She reminisced fondly about her childhood. She saw her early married days following Webb in the military, to grad school and then to Manhattan as a grand adventure. She delighted in the glorious garden they had overlooking Crown farmland and in all aspects of their life in the English village of Claygate. After her husband's retirement, she continued a lifetime of frequent travel worldwide. They shared a strong interest in all kinds of art, food, languages and cultures sharing duties as photographer and scribe.
Sallie loved to use public transportation in some of the more offbeat destinations just for the adventure. She found joy in music, birds, swimming in the Sound, sharing a pre-dinner cocktail with her husband at Rocky Point, art, a sunny day, Latin and in many simple pleasures including her annual Swedish Christmas cookie bake. She was inventive, artistic and had the posture and grace of a ballet dancer.
In her later years Sallie reveled in her six grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren who live in Ridgefield, Toronto and Evergreen, Colo. She could never get enough of hearing about them. She always loved where she lived from Georgia to Wisconsin to New York to London to Greenwich and she was looking forward to enjoying their lovely new home at Meadow Ridge in Redding. But her greatest pleasure was in being a loyal wife to Webb and mother to Clem, Libby and Walt and grandmother to her many grandchildren. They are filled with gratitude for her kindness and wisdom and are inspired by her example as a human being.
There will be a celebration of her life later this year. For those who wish to make a contribution in William's memory, please give to the Greenwich Choral Society (PO Box 5, Greenwich, CT 06836-0005) or to the charity of your choice. The family is grateful for the devoted care by the staff at Danbury Hospital.
William A. Belmonte, 86, of Trumbull and formerly of Greenwich, died peacefully on June 25, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Marion Belmonte for over 64 years.
Born in Greenwich to the late Rocco and Emilia Belmonte, he was a U.S. Marine veteran having served in World War II as part of the second landing on Iwo Jima. Prior to his retirement, he was a self-employed painting contractor. He had a great sense of humor and loved to help people.
In addition to his wife, Belmonte is survived by his loving family, Rocco Belmonte and his wife, Mary of Ridgefield; Emelia (Emmy) Sarica and her husband, Buddy of Trumbull; and four grandchildren, Dorian Belmonte of Md., Rachel Oleson of Calif., and Zac and Gianna Sarica of Trumbull and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his precious granddaughter, Alana.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 28, 2011 at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull. Interment followed in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich with full military honors. Arrangements were by Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home in Fairfield Center.
Joan K. Bernhard, 77, died on June 17, 2011 at the Richard Rosenthal Hospice. Born in Lancashire, England, she lived in Greenwich for the past 50 years.
She is survived by her sister, Doreen Scott, of Ontario, Canada, her siblings, Margaret Shepard, Elsie May Spencer, Helen Benson and James Knowles, all of Lancashire, England, and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were made by County Cremation Service of Fairfield.
Contributions may be made in Bernhard's name to the Richard L. Rosenthal Hospice Residence, 100 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902.
Georgina D. Hadden, 82, died on June 27, 2011 in Greenwich Hospital.
She was born on Aug. 28, 1928 and raised in Greenwich, and graduated from Greenwich High School the Class of `46. She worked at Esdon & Edson Real Estate and was for many years a homemaker. She enjoyed dress making, boating, and most importantly, taking care of her family.
Hadden is survived by her husband Bruce J. Hadden of Greenwich, daughter Gail Fredrick of Greenwich, son Kevin B. Hadden Sr. and his wife Anna Marie, grandchildren, Heidi Solano, Jennifer Vega, Megan Gallagher, Kevin B. Hadden Jr., great grandchildren Jacob Hadden, Tommy Solano, Diego Solano Mckenzie Solano, sisters Roberta Rayner of Bedford, N.Y. and Mary Nicoll of Greenwich.
She was predeceased by a sister Irene Herrmann.
A graveside service will be held today, July 1, 2011 at 10a.m.in Putnam Cemetery.
Richard D. Haight
Richard D. Haight, 83 of Hingham, Mass., died on June 1, 2011.
Haight, who was known as Dick, was born on Sept. 12, 1927 in Cold Spring, N.Y., the son of Richard and Lillian Haight. He lived most of his life surrounded by family and friends in Greenwich, before retiring from Pitney Bowes in Stamford and moving to Hingham, Mass.
He is survived by his wife, Jean (Creamer) Haight; daughter, Robin Meek and her husband, John; grandchildren, Lindsay and Jack Meek; sister-in-law, Evelyn Haight of Stamford; brothers-in-law, Frank and Leo Creamer of Greenwich; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Rick Haight and his brother, Frank Haight.
A graveside service was held on June 25 at St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich.
Henrietta B. Haweeli, 90, of Greenwich died peacefully on June 26, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Berlin, N.H. on Oct. 30, 1920, graduating from Berlin High School in 1937 and from the Oak Grove School in 1938. As a young woman of 23, she moved to Washington, DC, where she worked in the Office of the Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board during World War II.
Haweeli married David Haweeli in 1945 in Washington, DC, beginning a life that took them to homes in New Jersey, California, Ohio, Switzerland and England before finally settling in Greenwich in 1962. In her early married life, she was active in the Cub Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts, the Episcopal Church, and the Woman's Club. She will be remembered for her piercing intelligence, her passion for reading, painting and the piano, but mostly for her great kindness and gentleness and her deep and abiding love for friends and family. She was predeceased by her husband David in 2006 after 60 years of marriage. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen B. Haweeli of Old Greenwich, who cared for her in the last five years of her life; her son, John D. Haweeli, of New York, N.Y.; her sister, Nancy Allured; and her nieces and nephews, Caroline Allured, Charles Allured, David Allured, Karla Carpenter, and Stephen Haweeli.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity. Burial services will be private. A memorial service will be held on July 6, 2011 at Christ Church, Greenwich, at 11 a.m.
Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Paula Spiaggia Heist
Paula Spiaggia Heist, 48, of Germantown, Tenn., died on June 15, 2011, after a battle with cancer. She was the daughter-in-law of the late L.C. Heist and Mary L. Heist of Old Greenwich.
Heist was born in Staten Island, N.Y., on Jan. 25, 1963, the daughter of Vincent Spiaggia of Wildomar, Calif. and the late Margaret Hawksworth. She graduated from Long Island City High School. She received a BS from Hunter College and a Master's degree from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.
She was a dedicated parent volunteer at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tenn. where her children attend and was recently honored as the inaugural recipient of The Lausanne Way Award.
Heist co-authored and published a book entitled Barefoot Knits in 2005.
Heist is survived by her husband of 15 years, Peter Heist, and four children, Tim, Chris, Sam and Jess, all of Germantown, Tenn..
A memorial service celebrated Heist's life on June 18, 2011 at Germantown Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made to Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tenn. or to the Germantown Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tenn.
Jane Hoffman, 89, died on June 26 from a cerebral hemorrhage, secondary to a stroke. She was the wife of Dr. J. Brooks Hoffman.
Mrs. Hoffman was born in New York City on Jan. 21, 1922, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Helwig. Shortly after her birth, the family moved from New York City to Baldwin, N.Y. During her school days, she became a champion swimmer in the short distances. The family still has medals she won in these athletic events. She went to Boston University. After two terms, she decided she would prefer to become a nurse. Her mother was a graduate of the Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing; she followed the footsteps of her mother and went to Presbyterian Hospital for nurses training.
In 1942 during a blackout (a World War II order), she met a medical student, Brooks Hoffman, working in the ward at 11 p.m. They both claimed that was the moment. In June 1945, they were married in the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, N.Y.
In Greenwich, Mrs. Hoffman was a member of Christ Church where she had served on the Alter Guild. She helped to raise money for the Community Chest and for the American Red Cross. She was a member of The Round Hill Club. She loved to play golf and to go fly fishing. Her husband was her teacher, and she became quite good, all except mastering a roll cast. She was especially proud of the 20-pound Atlantic Salmon she caught in the Upalquitch River in New Brunswick, Canada.
Other than her husband, she leaves three daughters, two sons, one son in law, two daughters in laws and seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, all whom will miss her dearly.
A scholarship at Columbia University School of Nursing has been established in her name. Each year, the recipient of the award came to see Mrs. Hoffman at her home.
A memorial service will be take place Saturday, July 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Christ Church Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Jane Helwig Hoffman Scholarship at Columbia University School of Nursing 630 West 168 Street, New York, N.Y. 10652 would be greatly appreciated.
Nina Hroziencik, 86, the.wife of the late Walter Hroziencik of Greenwich, died in her sleep on June 24, 2011, in Manassas, Va.
She was a 60 year resident of Greenwich and a long time employee for the Town of Greenwich Park Dept. She is survived by a son Lee of Greenwich and a daughter Linda Nuckols of Virginia.
A graveside service was conducted on June 30 at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, N.Y. Funeral arrangements were by Craft Memorial Home, Inc. of Port Chester, N.Y.
Mary Langley Koda, 58, died on June 8, 2011 at her home in White Plains, N.Y. She was a long time, former Greenwich resident.
In her career, Koda was part of many successful local restaurant openings and excelled in almost every area she applied herself, whether as an officer at US Trust, associate at Toyota of Stamford or in Real Estate while living in Florida. She is best known as a charismatic speaker able to communicate effectively with razor wit and insightful intelligence. Her latest passion was her work with the Salvation Army. She was able to reach a lot of people and was loved by many, who will miss her greatly.
Koda is survived by her only child, Kathryn Rose Roberto also of Greenwich, her predeceased parents, George J. Langley of N.Y.C. and Patricia C. Langley of Greenwich; as well as sisters and brother: Robin Langley Sommer of Greenwich, Veronica B. Langley of Seattle, George and Ann Langley of Trumbull, Kim Langley of Lakeland, and Kelly Langley Moore of Greenwich.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Stephen J. Koda. She is also survived by her former husband, William A. Roberto.
A memorial Mass took place on June 25, 2011 at St Mary Parish in Greenwich.
Stanley Herbert Levy, 89, of Scarsdale, N.Y., died on June 20, 2011.
Levy was born on April 11, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Max and Rose Levy. He was raised in Brooklyn and was a graduate of P.S. 139, Erasmus Hall, Cornell University and Harvard Law School. He served in the United States Army as a pilot for the artillery. In 1953, he married Gloria Kamber. He practiced Law for 61 years in New York City. He was a philanthropist, sportsman, lifelong Republican and Zionist.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his sister, Elaine; his sons, and daughters-in-law, Steven, Leora, Peter and Nan; his nephews, Marc, Paul and Danny; and grandchildren, David, Michael, Benjy, Maxwell and Ricky.
Services were held on June 24, 2011 at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester in Rye, N.Y. The family sat Shiva on June 26, 2011 at the home of Peter and Nan Levy of Greenwich, and on June 27, 2011, at the home of Steven and Leora Levy of Greenwich.
The family suggests donations in lieu of flowers to Israel Air Force Center Foundation Youth Leadership Program, P.O. Box 492, Willow Grove, PA 19090-0492.
Adrienne Louis Parisi, 77, died peacefully on June 21, 2011 with her husband, Anthony, and her children and grandchildren by her side.
Parisi was born in New York, N.Y. to the late Adele and Michael LaPenna and lived in Pelham Manor until pursuing a BS in Education and Psychology at Our Lady of Good Council and Wagner Colleges. The family lived briefly in White Plains, N.Y. where Parisi taught in the Yonkers school system before moving to Riverside in 1964.
In Riverside she was an active community member joining The Newcomers' Club, The Gourmet Group, The Junior Women's League, Connecticut Junior and Adult Playmakers. She was also an organizing member of the OGRCC Fireworks committee and most recently a docent at The Bruce Museum.
She worked as a substitute teacher in the Greenwich school system before becoming a partner in Connecticut Travel and the owner of a boutique shop, Den of Uniquity in Old Greenwich. Her passion for traveling and shopping provided the opportunity for her to share and allow others to purchase her worldly treasures in her boutique.
With a love of the ocean, she and her husband were members of the Riverside Yacht Club and sailed the east coast and the Bahamas extensively on several cruising sailboats they owned over the years. Most recently they spent their winters in their home in Saint Maarten and summers in Riverside sailing with family and friends. Adrienne, Mom, Nonnie/Oma will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
She and her husband, Anthony, were married for 55 years and had four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband and her children, Michael, Rick, Deena and Michelle and their spouses, her grandchildren, Mike, LaTiscia, Tatiana, Gavin, Amanda, Andre, Caleb, Joseph, Cole, Christina, great grandchildren, Matthew, Vincent and Timothy.
A funeral Mass took place on June 25, 2011 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard L. Rosenthal Hospice Residence, 116 West Broad St. Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902.he Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory handled funeral arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com
Regina Polansky, age 82, of Greenwich, died on June 22, 2011 in the comfort of her home.
She was a teacher at Dundee and Old Greenwich Elementary Schools for 25 years prior to retiring in 1989. She was a 1949 graduate of Brooklyn College and earned a Master's Degree and Sixth Year Certificate from Bridgeport University.
Polansky was a member of the Democratic Party Town Committee and the Greenwich RTM. She volunteered for the Jewish Family Services and the Bruce Museum as a docent. She enjoyed literature, music, theater, tennis, and spending time with her friends and family.
She is survived by her husband, Seymour Polansky; three children, Marcia Polansky, Larry M Polansky and Jesse M. Polansky, their spouses, Ronnie and Michele; and four grandchildren, Kevin, Jay, Juni and Ruby.
A memorial service will be held on July 10, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Bruce Museum. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Scholarship America.
Joan Kalloch Quackenbush, 83, died on June 16, 2011 at the University Medical Center in Princeton, N.J. due to complications from a stroke suffered several days earlier.
She was born Joan Olive Kalloch on Dec. 9, 1927 to Elmus and Jessie Kalloch of Needham, Mass. Early in life she resided with her parents and with her sister, Judith in Needham and Wellesley, Mass., attending Wellesley High School and then graduating from the Newton (Mass.) Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in 1945.
She attended Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. after which she worked for the Boston Herald Traveler newspaper for four years. While working at the Herald Traveler, she met and married H.G. "Bill" Quackenbush, Hockey Hall of Fame defense man, who at the time was playing for the Boston Bruins.
The couple raised three sons, Bruce, Scott and Todd, residing in Wellesley, until the family moved to the Princeton, N.J. area when Bill Quackenbush became head coach of men's ice hockey at Princeton University in 1967. Following his retirement in 1985, the couple moved to Orlando, Fla. for a number of years before returning to New Jersey, where Bill Quackenbush passed away in 1999.
Throughout her life, Quackenbush exhibited considerable artistic talent and during her years in Princeton, N.J. became an accomplished and well-known watercolorist, producing paintings for shows until the time of her passing. She also spent 13 years as a real estate agent in the Princeton area. During the years when her husband was also coaching the Princeton women's hockey program, she served as unofficial den mother for dozens of young women who played on the team. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother and caregiver for her entire family.
She is survived by her sister, Judith Racely of Brewster, Mass.; her sons, Bruce and Scott of Greenwich and Todd of Ringoes, N.J., and by eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 1 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Princeton, N.J. Donations in her memory may be made to The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J. with Quackenbush's request that such funds be directed to the support of student financial aid.
Arrangements were by the Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton, N.J.
Eleanor Hasbrouck Rawlings
Eleanor Hasbrouck Rawlings, 101 years, of Stamford, died on June 22, 2011.
She was descended from Abraham Hasbrouck (1650-1717), a patentee of historic New Paltz, N.Y. She was an artist, master of American Decorative Arts, decoupage and bonsai, author and poet. She taught at the Spence School from 1931-1933, and Buckley Country Day School, from 1933-1938.
Her husband J. Donald Rawlings predeceased her. She leaves daughters Jane Odenweller and Sarah Skidmore, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on June 29, 2011 at St. Paul's Church, Riverside. Memorial gifts may be sent to Historic Huguenot Street, in New Paltz, N.Y.
Emily Elizabeth Smith, 33, died on June 16, 2011 at her Greenwich residence. She was born in Van Nuys, Calif., where she was a Milford resident for 25 years prior to moving to the Stamford/Greenwich area five years ago.
Smith was a graduate of SUNY Purchase and was employed by MPR of Port Chester, N.Y. She loved vintage clothing and had a special place in her heart for animals. She will be sadly missed by her parents, Steven A. and Sandra C. Smith of Lancaster, Pa.; her soul mate, Nicholas Tsamisis and his son, Christopher of Greenwich; brother, Ian D. Smith and his companion, Elysia Pascale of Philadelphia, Pa., and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A service will be planned at a later date. Arrangements were by County Cremation Service of Fairfield. Contributions may be made in Smith's memory to an animal welfare organization of one's choice.
Rev. Monsignor William J. Toohy
Rev. Monsignor William J. Toohy, 80, died on June 12, 2011
He served as parochial vicar of the parish of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Manhattan from 1961-1969 and 2002-2005. He also served for 32 years at Archdiocese Catholic Charities as Director of Social Research. From 1981 to 2001 he was the Archdiocese Director of Legal Affairs. In 1990 he served for six months as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Covenant House.
Rev. Monsignor Toohy was born in Newton, Mass., the son of the late Loretta Hughes Toohy and John J. Toohy. The family moved to Rye, N.Y. in 1934. He graduated from Resurrection School and Rye High School. In 1951, he graduated cum laude from Harvard College and from Harvard Law School in 1954.
After several years as a lawyer at Kelley, Drye, Newhall, and Warren, Toohy decided to enter the Seminary and was ordained in 1961 and named a Monsignor in 1986. In addition to his legal talent, he was fluent in Spanish and French. His assignments included Marseille, France as well as the Catholic University in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
He is survived by two sisters, two brothers and their spouses: Mary Toohy Hyson and Francis Hyson, Cos Cob Margaret Toohy Sweeney and Robert Sweeney, Rye, N.Y.; Peter Toohy and Jane Toohy, Houston, TX; Thomas Toohy and Mary Toohy, Manchester Center, Vt. He had 13 nephews and nieces along with 21 grandnephews and grandnieces.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 16, 2011 at Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan, with interment following at the Gate of Heaven, Hawthorne, N.Y. Funeral arrangements were by the Graham Funeral Home in Rye, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Catholic Charities.
Charles Richard Volk, 87, died at home on June 12, 2011. He was a resident of Old Greenwich since 1963.
Volk was born Sept. 13, 1923 in Bronx, N.Y., the son of the late Catherine Boney Volk and Theodore Volk. He attended elementary school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and Kew Gardens, Queens, N.Y. and graduated from Richmond Hill High School in Queens, N.Y. He graduated in 1958 from Cornell's School of Industrial & Labor Relations after returning home from combat service during World War II where he served in the Far East as a Technical Sergeant responsible for B-29 aircraft armament.
Volk later completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He was a dedicated employee of Union Carbide Corporation for 35 years. While at Union Carbide, he was on the board of trustees of the Council on Employee Benefits and served as president from 1972 to 1973. He was the company representative at benefit plan legislative meetings in Washington D.C. and a spokesman on health care issues.
After he retired as corporate manager of Benefit Plans Development, he continued with Carbide as a consultant until 1991. His community associations included a variety of positions at Saint Saviour's Episcopal Church, membership on the Hill House Board of Directors and membership in the Retired Men's Association of Greenwich. He was also a member of the Innis Arden Golf Club.
He is remembered as a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather who was passionate about his roots and the community of Old Greenwich where he loved sailing in the Long Island Sound and developed lifelong friendships.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Corinne Harvey Volk; his daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Richard Reilly and their children, Corinne, Michael and William Reilly. He was predeceased by his sister, Theresa Knipper of Morristown, N.J.
Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Association or your favorite charity.
Ruth Barclay Wright, beloved wife of the late Dr. Harold S. Wright, died peacefully at her home at Huntington Common in Kennebunk, Maine on June 7.
Wright was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on July 4, 1916 and had strong ties to Kennebunkport, ME through her Danish immigrant grandparents who owned and operated inns there during the early 1900's. She attended Cornell University where she met her future husband. The two were married shortly before he left for service in World War II. After spending the war years in Maine with her mother and young daughter, she reunited with her husband and they settled in Old Greenwich where she became the quintessential 1950's mother, enjoying golf and bridge and devoting her life to her family, friends, and community. They went on to live in New Canaan and Rowayton before retiring to Cape Porpoise, ME. She was loved and respected for her ready smile and her generosity of spirit. Her gift of love will remain always in her family's heart.
She is survived by her daughter, Doris Kabureck of Palmetto, Fla., two sons, Charles Wright of Cape Porpoise, ME, and Edward Wright of Rowayton; three grandchildren, Bree Clark of Cape Porpoise, ME, Benjamin Wright of Santa Fe, N.M. and Josh Wright of Denver, Colo.; and two great-grandchildren, Danielle and Brett Clark of Cape Porpoise, ME.
A private funeral service will be held in Cape Porpoise, ME.